Linda Kringstad has worked as a nurse in Bismarck for nearly 35 years and says she is not afraid to stand up for individuals who are in her care.

“I can be a strong advocate for my patients,” she said. “A lot of people will tell you that — if there’s something my patient needs, I’m going to get it for them.”

Kringstad, Bismarck, has been a member of Sanford Health’s same day surgery team for the past 20 years. She began her career working as a float nurse at Bismarck Hospital after graduating from its school of nursing in 1985.

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